Etymology
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schnorrer (n.)

"a scrounger, a vagabond," 1892 (Zangwill), originally "a Jewish beggar," from Yiddish, "beggar," from German slang schnurrer, from schnurren "to go begging" (slang), which is perhaps ultimately imitative of the sound of pleading or whining (compare sneer, snorkel, snarl).

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Definitions of schnorrer

schnorrer (n.)
(Yiddish) a scrounger who takes advantage of the generosity of others;
Synonyms: shnorrer
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